Set in Stone
What is the driving question this module will explore?
How can I track and celebrate my progress as a climber and a member of a climbing community?
Students will learn the physical and mental aspects of rock-climbing, in both indoor and outdoor settings. Students will also learn about geology and environmental issues, as related to climbing.
Skills & Techniques Include:
- Spotting and Belay Skills
- Warming Up and Preventing Injury
- Tying Knots (figure 8, safety knot, bow-line)
- Bouldering (+ Falling) and Top-Roping
- Mental Game and Culture of Climbing
- Interacting With Local Communities, Access, and Ethics
- Celebrating Each Other
- Defining Success
- Analysis of Rock and Routes – reading route, safety, clipping, gear, grading, topo-skills, etc.
- Defining Success
Progress Video Compilation and Analysis/Evaluation/Reflection
- 3-5 minutes
- Includes actual climbing
- Voiceover reflection, or “interview”
- “Reel Rock” style film festival as culminating celebration
- 1c.1 Transmitting an intended message to audiences effectively (including written, verbal, and nonverbal behavior, language, and strategies/delivery techniques).
- 6b.3 Articulating how access to resources influences development.
- 6d.2 Developing an understanding of ethics and its application in everyday life.
- 6d.4 Exploring and justifying personal morals and ethical values.
- 7a.1 Developing a physical improvement plan that will include specific points of measurement and periodic self-reflections on the progress over time.
- 7a.2 Engaging in new physical activities to promote the personal challenge.
- 8a.1 Describing the living and nonliving characteristics of the natural and human-managed systems and settlements.
- 8a.2 Evaluating how choices at the personal, local, regional, societal, and world levels can influence environmental conditions and their potential sustainability using environmental impact or cost-benefit risk analysis.